Liz - posted on 08/26/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
My 5 yo daughter has just started kindergarten last week, and today I had to pick her up because she peed in her pants. She has had issues with accidents in the past. We've had her checked out by her pediatrician, had ultrasounds and xrays, and we even changed her daycare so that she could get more individual attention. When she was at her latest daycare/preschool, her teacher would give her consistent reminders to use the bathroom. But now, I know that her kindergarten teacher may not have the time to remind my daughter to use the bathroom.
I believe that my daughter's main issue is that she doesn't want to interrupt whatever she's doing to go to the bathroom. So she waits until the very last minute, until it's too late, and then she has an accident. In the past, we've used a potty watch to give her reminders, but that didn't work as well as someone reminding her to go. She doesn't seem to be in discomfort , so I don't suspect a UTI. I'm worried that her habits will get worse and she will have more accidents at school.
Of course, there is more to my story and my daughter's story (divorce, etc.) - which may have been an underlying cause as to why potty training wasn't so successful 2-3 years ago. But she was successful at her previous preschool, and I want to try to get my daughter to the next step where she doesn't ignore the signs that are telling her to go the bathroom.
Hopefully, her teacher may be willing to give my daughter reminders, however if not, does anyone have suggestions on how to help my little one go to the bathroom? Does anyone know of a good book or resource that I can use? And honestly, hearing that other parents have struggled with this might be helpful too - then I wouldn't feel like such a bad mom :-/